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Draw a sports logo from memory: Cincinnati Reds

Drawing a sports logo from memory is harder than it sounds. See how well we did and try it for yourself.

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Even if you don't like sports, there are many sports logos with which you may be familiar. But here's the thing: even if you DO like sports -- even if you instantly recognize a myriad of logos and create the semiotic link in your head to the team they represent on a daily basis -- they're insanely hard to recreate from memory alone.

This is our ongoing series where we attempt to recreate these logos using only a drawing implement and our own all-too-fallible human memories. Please enjoy our horrible attempt at the logo and accompanying anecdote, then give it a shot for yourself in the comments below. Have fun!

Some sports logos are less about creativity than they are about accuracy. The logo of the Cincinnati Reds is not known for being silly (unless you imagine the logo is actually a Pac-Man skeleton) or complex, but how well can you nail it, REALLY?

The Reds logo follows the age-old formula of "if your band logo is simple enough for any kid to doodle it in their binder while they're bored in class, your band will be a success." It's true; the Weezer logo is really easy to draw. There's no other reason for them to be popular post-Green Album, but here we are.

Where was I? Oh, right. The Reds logo.


Can you free-hand it and get it more accurate/prettier than I could? I dare you to try! When you're done, post your drawing in the comments below and then click here to see how close you actually came. Feel free to draw Mr. Redlegs, too. DO NOT SEARCH DEVIANTART FOR "MR. REDLEGS."